Patrick Sweany Band

Wed. Jul 10, 2019 at 7:00pm EDT
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Patrick Sweany Band

Sportsmen's Tavern

326 Amherst St.

Buffalo NY 14207



Wed. July 10, @ 7 pm


Patrick Sweany Band




"His music has a loose, aggresive edge, but in his quiter moments, Sweany recalls the supple beauty of Ry Cooder's 70s readings of Depression-era pop blues." - MOJO (UK) "New Blues Explosion!"

"Effortlessly cool, sunburt soul."- Nashville Tennessean

"For those who love the Blues but are bored with the tight-assed "white guys in blazers" style and prefer something more adventurous, Sweany is a slam-dunk. The new album is a start-to-finish thrill, partly due to the singer/songwriter/guitarist's lack of "stick to the script" Blues theory. Sweany dips into the more folksy side of Blues, slinky R&B, early Rock & Roll, '70s Blues Rock and dirty Garage Blues. That's not to say that Sweany is for White Stripes fans only; the man has mad-crazy skills in whatever style he's exploring and redecorating, something even the staunchest "back in my day" curmudgeon is sure to appreciate if they give it an open-minded listen." - Cincinnati CityBeat

"A few years ago at the Blues & Heritage Festival in Wheeling, WV, I heard Patrick Sweany getting down. I wasn't surprised at the power and proficiency in his blues, because I'd heard him of his original songs devastated me, because I've sure enough lived it. I wished I'd written it. He sat in with me and Pintop Perkins at our concert there, and I knew I had to introduce him to you." - Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin, Blues Revue

"Sweany seamlessly melds indie rock with blues, soul and Americana. " - Chicago Sun-Times

"Sweany sings with one of those genre-defying, deeply soulful voices that Dan Penn used to turn into gold. " - Arkansas Times

"21st Century Blues - Fans of new-school blues rockers like Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi and JJ Grey should get to know Patrick Sweany. He expertly balances his love for classic blues and modern rock. " -

"More kids are alright thanks to Patrick Sweany. Who better than Sweany to impart lessons learned through Eddie Hinton, John Lee Hooker and Ray Charles — role models who inspired his own path of righteous guitar licks and rich, classy vocals. With textured inflection, he comes across as both tough and romantic; hopeless and rock-solid." - Salt Lake City Weekly

"Echoes of Sam Cooke and Marv Johnson...bind this record together and capture the Rust Belt rocker’s soulful drawl. (Sweany's) strongest album to date." - Pop Matters

"To say Patrick Sweany is just a Blues musician is like saying Coke is just a soft drink. A Sweany set can veer from soulful, slow burn, John Lee Hooker-style blues to swampy, delta-country pickin' to white-hot rockabilly...Sweany has arrived as a major talent." - Cleveland Scene Best of Cleveland Award






Patrick Sweany likes the spaces in between. 


On a given night (or on a given album) he'll swing through blues, folk, soul, bluegrass, maybe some classic 50s rock, or a punk speedball. He's a musical omnivore, devouring every popular music sound of the last 70 years, and mixing 'em all together seamlessly into his own stew. Yet, the one thing that most people notice about Patrick isn't his ability to copy - it's his authenticity. Like his heroes, artists like Bobby "Blue" Bland, Doug Sahm, Joe Tex, Patrick somehow manages to blend all of these influences into something all his own. 


It's no wonder that as a kid he immersed himself in his dad's extensive record collection: 60s folk, vintage country, soul, and, of course, blues. Patrick spent hours teaching himself to fingerpick along to Leadbelly, Lightnin' Hopkins, and other folk-blues giants. 


In his late teens, Patrick began playing the clubs and coffeehouses around Kent, OH. He quickly gained a reputation for the intricate country blues style he was developing: part Piedmont picking, part Delta slide - with an equally impressive deep, smooth vocal style. 


But Patrick wouldn't stay in the acoustic world for long. His love of 50s era soul and rock fused with the adrenaline-soaked garage punk revival happening throughout the Rust Belt pushed Pat to form a band. 


After 4 critically acclaimed CDs (two produced by longtime collaborator and grammy award winner Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys), Patrick has expanded his touring radius to 49 states and the UK. He's played premiere festivals all over the U.S., and supported national acts such as The Black Keys, The Gourds, The Wood Brothers, Wayne Hancock, Hot Tuna, and Paul Thorn on tour. 


His latest record, Close To The Floor, hit the streets July 16, 2013. It was recorded to 2" tape in Nasheville, TN and features contributions from Joe McMahan (Luella & The Sun, Allsion Moorer, Webb Wilder), Ron Eoff (Cate Brothers, Levon Helm), Jon Radford (Justin Townes Earle, Lilly Hiatt), and Ryan Norris (Lambchop), among others. Close To The Floor is a gritty, hard look at some very difficult recent events in Sweany's life and recalls the halcyon days of Muscle Shoals releases by Dan Penn, Eddie Hinton and Leon Russell. 



Coming to see the show from out of town? Please visit our friends at the Adams Mark Hotel.

Please call 716-845-5100 to get a special Sportsmen’s Tavern Rate for Concert Series Ticket Holders.

Or try the Best Western on Delaware Avenue


Please Note that the artists have a 3 hour window to complete the show. This does not meant the performance will be 3 hours in length.




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